Pre-Admission Testing is
a unique process that is dedicated to meeting the concerns of our pre-operative
patients and their families. A visit to PAT gives each patient having a
procedure at Henry County Medical Center, the opportunity to incorporate all
registration, testing, health history reviews and teaching into one visit.
Appointments are scheduled for the patient’s convenience. Your physician will
assist in getting this appointment for you.
Services provided by the Pre-Admission Testing Center may include:
review and screening (performed if necessary)
teaching by a registered nurse
of specific ancillary services on an individual basis
If possible, studies
should be done at least 3 business days before admission so we can analyze the
results.Plan to spend between 30 to 90 minutes depending on the complexity of
your case and number of services needed.
In some instances, phone interviews are used for those not required to come
into the facility for their Pre-Admission Testing. Calls are made by PAT staff
to patients within a few days of scheduled surgery. Calls include health
screening and peri-operative teaching. You will still be required to sign
registration paperwork on the day of your surgery or procedure.
The majority of PAT testing is done at the HCMC Diagnostic Center but can also
able to be done at HCMC. Your physician will instruct you which site to
report to for your scheduled appointment.
To read more about Pre-Admission testing, click here.
To view our Health Assessment Form, click here.